Monthly Archives: April 2014

Board Certified and Brain Dead


So I went to the Adult Medicine Clinic at Upstate Medical Center, or whatever it’s being called this year. Periodically Upstate tweaks its name—and all its letterhead and signage, which costs about a million dollars—but who really cares and what … Continue reading

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Fatty Carbuncle


Have you ever heard of Fatty Arbuckle? He was a comedian and silent screen star whose professional career began in 1906. It nearly ended in 1916 when, at a weight of 386 pounds, he got a carbuncle on his leg, … Continue reading

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Flying into Healing


V has to be returned to his mother today. That’s a 10-hour roundtrip for his father to drive so his father’s friend said, “Not a problem. I’ll fly you—four hours tops.” And so V—six years old, twinkly blue eyes, blond … Continue reading

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You Tell Me


I am absolutely totally wrecked and don’t know where to turn. I am going around in circles with no way out and don’t know what to do. I am in enormous pain. First, it was the carbuncle, apparently the result … Continue reading

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If I Can Find It, Why Can’t You?


Maureen Miller, Administrator Joslin Diabetes Center 3229 East Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13214 Dear Ms Miller, I am writing to file a specific complaint against Tulsi Sharma and a general complaint about the Joselin process. Who is Tulsi Sharma? I … Continue reading

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ME/CFIDS/CFS


MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS (a/k/a chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome) “International Consensus Primer for Medical Practitioners” Please note that of the 26 authors listed, only seven are Americans. The world is way ahead of the U.S. on this. http://www.name-us.org/DefintionsPages/DefinitionsArticles/2012_ICC%20primer.pdf

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The Bad Fellow


[I am falling further and further behind in posting because showering, washing dishes and doing the laundry and grocery shopping is sucking all the energy out of me. No strength left. I do some writing but can’t get anything finished. … Continue reading

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